ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born and raised in southern Spain, I'm the daughter of an American mother and a French/Italian father.
Not having received any formal art training, I'm a self-taught mixed media artist, whose mission is to empower and inspire through positive and meaningful artwork.
At the heart of my artwork is my desire to portray strong, elegant and confident men and women as a means to celebrate who we are and everything that makes us unique as well as to aide in the healing of much of the suffering we experience throughout our lives.
I combine my love of the classic masters with contemporary design flair to produce mixed media paintings by incorporating, up-cycling and repurposing materials that would otherwise be disposed of such as discontinued fabric and paper samples. The myriad of colors, textures, and mesmerizing patterns found in these samples inspire me in my choice of materials.
I paint to celebrate us as imperfectly perfect beings by bringing out our strengths and our beauty, to use as a reminder of who we really are and to say “I see you and honor you”.
I use each painting as an exercise to improve not only my artistic abilities but also myself as a human, by recognizing and accepting in me what is also in others, be it good or not so good.
When I paint, I’m painting as much for myself as for others, because I know there is a lot of pain and suffering that needs healing in every single one of us. I am in every one of my paintings and hope that others can recognize themselves in at least one of them too, and so, as I heal myself, maybe, just maybe, I can ease someone else’s pain as well.
I love creating custom pieces, as well, as I get the opportunity to work closely with my clients to produce something that perfectly fits their space in terms of size, color and theme. At the end of the day, there is nothing more satisfying than a happy client whose expectations are not only met but surpassed.
Facebook and Instagram page @ArtbyFlorencia
Cell: (954) 446-4126